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Continuing Education Course: Evolving Toronto: Shaped by Function
presented by architectural historian Marta O'Brien

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Place:   University of Toronto downtown (St. George) campus
Date:   Wednesdays, Sept 6 - Oct 25, 2017 (8 sessions)
Time:   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost:   $325
More Info:   Non-credit course; no assignments or tests.
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From Issue No. 260 | September 11, 2017

Why does Toronto look the way it does? The city evolved from a military base and government town into a major manufacturing hub, then a financial and cultural centre. These roles have shaped the city's architecture and layout, determining -- for example -- where people live and where the financial district is located. Changing modes of transportation and municipal planning policies (including those related to architectural preservation) have also affected the city's built appearance. Many patterns are still apparent today; others have vanished, yet knowledge of them may explain the built form which remains behind. Hundreds of images, class discussions, and a walking tour will facilitate our explorations. We'll explore all these factors through hundreds of images, discussions, and a walking tour.

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